Books and Guides

NEW EDITION 2017. This visually appealing guide provides all the information that you need in order to start keeping poultry. A buyer's guide shows what features to look for in healthy poultry,and essential information is provided on good poultry husbandry to ensure optimum welfare. A beautifully illustrated guide to poultry breeds of the world follows.Each breed is illustrated with a lavish photograph, and comprehensive text describes the breed type and characteristics. A final chapter looks at popular goose,duck and turkey breeds. If you are interested in keeping chickens in the back yard, selling eggs for profit, or exhibiting pure breeds, this is the perfect book for you.

This encyclopedia is packed with sensible advice and practical guidance for all aspiring poultry keepers. This first part explores all aspects of keeping chickens, including choosing, housing, day-to-day management, feeding, eggs and breeding, coping with chicken behaviour, health care and showing. The second part presents detailed profiles of more than 90 breeds, complete with fascinating insights into their history and temperament.

This book, the latest innovative Haynes Manual, will provide a complete and easy-to-understand reference for the growing band of people wishing to keep their own chickens for both food and pleasure. Pitched at the novice but also containing plenty to interest the experienced chicken-keeper, the book will contain no-nonsense advice, tips, facts and step-by step sequences, as well as plenty of relevant photographs and diagrams. As more people keep chickens nowadays than at any time since the Second World War, this book is a timely addition to the Haynes range.

Backyard Chickens: A Beginners Handbook Kindle Edition

The Backyard Chickens: A Beginners Handbook is a resourceful book by Ellie Brown who is a backyard chicken raising expert. Her mother started raising chickens as pets which was later transformed into a full-time family business.


This handbook includes:

  • Why Raise Chickens

  • Where to start from

  • Which breed to choose

  • How to house your chickens

  • How to feed them

  • How to take care of their health

  • Understanding the eggs laying process

  • Training and playing with chickens

  • How to start a chicken farm business

  • Some cool fun facts

  • Chicken and egg recipes

  • Full chicken coop plans